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21st Annual Global Private Equity Conference

May 13 - May 16

$393

The 21st Annual Global Private Equity Conference will tackle the opportunities, risks and challenges shaping the current investment landscape by drawing on the insights of leading investors, industry experts and policymakers. Session topics will cover the entire spectrum of private equity investments, addressing not only the global context for investment decision-making, but also regional and country-specific developments and trends at the sector level. Discussions at this year’s event will coalesce around the following themes:

The Global Policy Environment: Moving into the Unknown
The global economic and political order appears to be growing increasingly brittle as populism rises in both emerging and developed markets and trade frictions take their toll. Moreover, the broader financial conditions that have prevailed since policymakers’ initial response to the Global Financial Crisis have begun to shift. The bull run could well be over. How can investors navigate these turbulent times and continue to find attractive opportunities to put capital to work? How will policy developments in the United States, China, the United Kingdom and the European Union affect global capital currents? Which emerging and frontier economies stand to gain or lose and which themes will prove resilient for EM investors?

Technology, Innovation and Opportunity
Venture capital and technology investment activity across emerging markets is growing rapidly, and new technology-enabled business models have begun to exert a transformative effect on the competitive dynamics in many industries. What are the new realities for investors and how are they adapting to the digital revolution and changing business landscape?

The Future of Governance
Governance considerations are more important than ever for both institutional investors and private equity fund managers. How are best practices changing in light of recent industry events? How can limited partners and general partners best maintain alignment over the long term? What are essential considerations for investors at the GP, fund and portfolio company level?

Specialization
Over the last several years, private capital flows to emerging markets have increasingly exhibited a barbell structure, with early-stage VC funds and large buyout vehicles collecting the majority of commitments. Are investors overlooking opportunities in the middle market, especially outside of Emerging Asia? Can fund managers benefit from a relative lack of competition in the space?

The Middle Market
Over the last several years, private capital flows to emerging markets have increasingly exhibited a barbell structure, with early-stage VC funds and large buyout vehicles collecting the majority of commitments. Are investors overlooking opportunities in the middle market, especially outside of Emerging Asia? Can fund managers benefit from a relative lack of competition in the space?

Sustainability and Inclusion
More and more investors are keen to achieve both outsize financial returns and sustainable, inclusive outcomes with their investments in emerging and frontier economies. But what will it take to move from talk to measurable, verifiable results? Cutting through the noise, which metrics matter? How can development finance institutions and donors best encourage additional private investment to meet their goals?

Details

Start:
May 13
End:
May 16
Cost:
$393
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.globalpeconference.com/

Organizer

IFC
Phone:
(202) 473-3800
Website:
www.ifc.org

Venue

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.
1150 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20037 United States
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Phone:
202-835-0500
Website:
www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/washington-dc/dc